AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD girl has raised more than £1,000 for Marie Curie in memory of her granddad Clark who stayed at their Bradford hospice.

Ruby Matthews originally planned to raise £250 and took on a charity chop at Saltaire’s Harrington Brown Hair & Beauty for the Little Princess Trust, which uses donated hair to create wigs for cancer patients.

Her mum, Sarah, said the JustGiving page “snowballed”, adding that the family could not believe “the generosity” of strangers.

Sarah added: “We thought Ruby would never cut her hair as only ever had it trimmed at the hairdressers. Think Kirsty hairdresser was more nervous than Ruby.

“As her parents we are Incredibly proud of Ruby and what she’s done. Ruby has always been a kind hearted and caring little girl.”

Ruby, who lives in Cottingley, said: “ I want to help the boys and girls and my hair can do that and make wigs. So that’s good.”

Ruby thanked the carers at Marie Curie for looking after her Granddad and making visits nice for the family.

Ruby is pictured below with her grandparents.

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